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AIDS from Pineapple!!! Do you believe?

Recently I received an email from my sister about AIDS from pineapple. Following is the copy of this mail.

Shocked to know that………………..AIDS spread like this also.
It’s in INDIA -karnataka – Bangalore

A 10 year old boy, had eaten pineapple about 15 days back, and fell sick, from the day he had eaten. Later when he had his Health check done… doctors diagnosed that he had AIDS.

His parents couldn’t believe it…Then the entire family under went a checkup…. none of them suffered from Aids. So the doctors checked again with the boy if he had eaten out…The boy said “yes”. He had pineapple that evening. Immediately a group from Mallya hospital went to the pineapple vendor to check.
They found the pineapple seller had a cut on his finger while cutting the pineapple; his blood had spread into the fruit.

When they had his blood checked…the guy was suffering from AIDS…but he himself was NOT aware. Unfortunately the boy is suffering from it now.
Please take care while u eat on the road side particularly tasty vada pav (Paani Puri) and pls fwd this mail to your dear one’s..

This is not true. It is just a rumor.  If you receive this type of email send a response back to sender. FYI

The HIV virus does not long survive outside its host medium of human bodily fluids: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, tears. (Which is not to say HIV can be transmitted by every one of those — according to the Centers for Disease Control, “Contact with saliva, tears, or sweat has never been shown to result in transmission of HIV.”) The CDC reports that except under laboratory conditions, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, and therefore it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host. Were HIV-tainted blood to be mixed into food, the virus would neither survive nor multiply and replenish while it was still viable.

Although such cases are rare, the CDC confirms that people have acquired HIV through oral contact with, or swallowing of, HIV-laden bodily fluids. However, no known infections involving oral transmission of HIV have so far come from contact with, or ingestion of, a food product or beverage — all such infections involved sexual contact.

Source:  http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/pineapple.asp

So don’t fear and enjoy the party!!!


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